Waldina, the person
Waldina was my maternal great-grandmother. Her life story has inspired generations of our family. I write about what inspires me.
She died in the spring of 1989 at the age of 88. Since she lived so long, I actually got to know her, she outlived both of my grandmothers and one grandfather. She was always old, in my earliest memories of her, she was old. She was not old in spirit, she was always up for a dance or a heated political discussion, if she could find anyone who could keep up with her. She was a pro-choice liberal democrat atheist to the core. She is probably the reason why I am those things now and why most of my family is at least a couple of those things. She was outspoken, opinionated, and always right. The perfect matriarch.
Waldina the blog
I believe that I can find inspiration in almost everybody’s life story. I have been collecting the stories of people who I find some aspect of their lives inspiring and celebrating them on their birthdays. It is my goal to focus on something thoughtful and beautiful every day, to remember the trailblazers, the rebels, the artists, and the fighters that came before me and made my world better.